Air Force

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

87th Air Base Wing
3021 McGuire Blvd., McGuire AFB, NJ 08641

Weather/Climate

In the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst community, the summers are warm and humid, the winters are very cold and windy, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 25°F to 86°F and is rarely below 11°F or above 94°F.

 

The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from June 1 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 86°F and low of 68°F. The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from December 4 to March 10, with an average daily high temperature below 49°F. The coldest day of the year is January 30, with an average low of 25°F and high of 40°F.

 

The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from April 1 to August 27, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on July 28. The drier season lasts 7.1 months, from August 27 to April 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on January 28.

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Cost of Living

The overall cost of living in the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst community is 15% higher than the New Jersey average and 40% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst community are 5% lower than the New Jersey average and 7% higher than the national average.

Getting to Know the Area

The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst community is apart of the Burlington and Ocean counties. The area offers a variety of fun outdoor activities at the many parks, festivals, carnivals, and amusement parks. Enjoy a day at the beach along the famous Jersey Shore or take an adventure on a pirate cruise. Six Flags Great Adventure has fun for all ages including wild safari rides, roller coasters, and a water park.

 

Spend a rainy day at one of the many museums, restaurants, historical areas, concert halls, or shopping centers.

 

Some other points of interest include Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach, Sea Girt Beach and Boardwalk, Historic and Smithville Park.

Events

Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

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